Saint Mary's University's online Master of Science in Cybersecurity is here for you to build on your technology expertise and cultivate crucial leadership skills to help you direct organizations in preventing cyber-attacks. For those seeking a new career opportunity, the M.S. in Cybersecurity program provides the essential knowledge you need to meet the growing demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals.
This expertly designed degree gives you a broad understanding of this complex field, including risk management, operational policy and network security, combined with business leadership skills to promote your initiatives to non-cyber leaders, manage specialists, and operate ethically.
Format: 100% online
Time to complete: 2 years
Total courses & credits: 12 courses, 36 credit hours
Certification-ready: In-depth coursework covers CISSP + CISM preparation
Common jobs: Information Security Analyst, Security Engineer, Chief Information Security Officer, Security Architect, IT
Industry Expertise. This program was designed by professionals, hiring managers, security executives and government officials to specifically prepare individuals for top-level cybersecurity positions.
Leadership Focus. In addition to information security skills, you will learn business communication, leadership and applied ethics to become prepared for the demands of managerial and leadership positions in cybersecurity.
Certification Readiness. Coursework is largely influenced by the CISSP body of knowledge. As a result, you'll be prepared to sit for the CISSP and CISM exams and receive these important certifications, even before you complete your degree.
Real-World Application. Receive information on real-world security issues facing modern-day organizations and learn about these pressing matters with application-based assignments and coursework.
Affordable & Convenient. This program has a total estimated cost of $23,400 (just $650 per credit) and a 100% online curriculum that requires no campus visits or residency. This is a savings of up to $15,000 compared to other cybersecurity programs.
Lasallian Mission. Saint Mary's is a Lasallian Catholic University with more than 100 years of history as an educational institution and a mission based on quality education, enriching community and respect for all persons.
The Office of Student Financial Services is committed to providing students and their families with the information they need to navigate and understand the financial aid process. When filling out your FAFSA, list Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's federal ID: 002823.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.75 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV